- Dec 17, 2016
Filipino champion John Riel Casimero will defend his WBO bantamweight belt against Guillermo Rigondeaux on August 14 in Carson, California. Casimero with a fight record of 34-4 with 21 KOs was supposed to face another Filipino champion Nonito Donaire but negotiations fell through. Rigondeaux has a respectable record of only 1 loss against 20 wins and 13 KOs. His only loss was to Vasily Lomachenko.